State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to LA’s Latino Art Openings

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Marco Ramirez ERRE — Museum of Latin American Art

We’ve mentioned the work of Marco Ramirez in a previous post but if you still haven’t seen it in person, this weekend is your chance. The Tijuana-born artist will bring photography, video and more into the Museum of Latin American art for a solo show in the Project Room. ERRE creates artwork that explores the distinct characters of every place he visits. One photograph, for example, shows a sign from the 5 freeway. In it, we see streets named after Cesar E. Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr. ERRE looks at these literal signs as metaphorical ones for how a city incorporates major political figures into the urban highway. Head to the museum on December 13 to see his new show which will focus on local issues.

628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689

Unknown Elements — Thinkspace Gallery

If you’re a street art fan and want to discover new artists, “Unknown Elements” is the show for you. Scope out the works of Nosego and Curiot, who create some seriously complex, colorful work. Philadelphia-based Nosego creates imagery made up of whimsical scenes like a fictional creature with a big mouth and cut up body. Curiot, also known as Favio Martinez, hails from Mexico and takes inspiration from Mexican folklore for his magical, mythical works. Check out their art on December 14 at the gallery opening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 403-8549


NELA Artwalk — Mi Vida Boutique

During this month’s NorthEast Los Angeles Art Walk, art and fashion will collide. Thanks to the talent of Paulina Herrera, LA-based artist and fashion designer, you can check out legit art and styling outfits at Mi Vida Boutique. The night will feature live models strutting their stuff to display Herrera’s Dia de Los Muertos-infused creations. To accentuate the outfits, Lisa Rocha will provide her own jewelry creations; they’ve also got a good dose of Muertos style, with some pretty roses and Virgin de Guadalupe imagery throw in, too. Head to the Art Walk night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on December 14 for refreshments and one cool fashion and art show.

Mi Vida Boutique
5159 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042